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DOJ files suit against California laws restricting immigration enforcement, prohibiting information-sharing, and requiring detention facility inspections as "sanctuary" laws

  1. Original Date Announced

    March 6, 2018

    DOJ sues California, US v. California (E.D. Cal.), arguing that three of its state laws violate federal law because they obstruct federal law enforcement, including 8 U.S.C. § 1373. The laws being challenged are SB 54 ("California Values Act"), AB 450 ("Immigrant Worker Protection Act") and AB 103 (re inspection of detention facilities). These laws pertain to information-sharing with federal authorities, inspection of immigration detention facilities, and workplace protections. [ID #308]

    Complaint: *U.S. v. California*

Current Status

Not in effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Adjudication
Subject Matter: Interior
Agencies Affected: AG

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • October 5, 2017

    The California law that DOJ has challenged, AB 450, the Immigrant Worker Protection Act, prohibits employers from allowing immigration enforcement agents to enter nonpublic areas of a worksite without a judicial warrant or to access employee records without a subpoena or judicial warrant, among other obligations.

    California Assembly Bill 450


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